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Don’t Set Your Styling Tool Above This Temperature

If your hair falls victim to extreme dryness and breakage, follow this tip from Chrystofer Benson, artistic director for Matrix, a hair-care line: Go easy on the heat styling. Says Benson, “If your iron has a temperature gauge, never turn it past 410 degrees.” Even if your iron goes above that temperature, keep your dial at medium-high—Benson explains that anything […]

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The Best New Liquid Eyeliner

I’ve used liquid eyeliner as long as I’ve worn makeup (junior high?). It’s what my mom used, and therefore, the medium I mastered. Back then, the only options were liquid liners with those little paint-brush applicators. Now there are the felt-tip marker style, which I think are totally impossible to use. My original favorite was a Lancome liquid liner that […]

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How to Take a Good Selfie

I don’t know about you, but left to my own (electronic) devices, my self portraits are a mess of funky Victoria-Beckham fish faces and triple chins. So, just in time for New Year’s Eve, I asked a beauty photographer how to take a proper selfie: • Optional but probably seriously great first step: Purchase the Camera+ app. It has an […]

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How to Wear Foundation on Dry Skin

Winter dryness can make your regular beauty regimen a pain. If you normally wear foundation but are hesitant to wear it over flaky skin, follow this advice from  Liliana Grajales, a spa director and makeup artist based in South Beach, Miami: • First, apply your daily moisturizer, and let it sink in completely, for at least five minutes. • Using […]

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How to Do At-Home Ombré Hair

People frequently ask me whether the ombré look (darker roots, lighter ends; sometimes referred to as dip-dyed ends) is in or over. I consider the look a new classic and, as such, not one that’s every likely to become passé.  In fact, it’s a nice option for women like myself who can’t commit to a full-head of highlights but like […]

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A Quick Trick for Picking Lipstick

Here’s an easy way to gauge what works for your skin tone, says New York City–based makeup artist Melissa Silver: Rather than swatch colors on your hand, dab on a fingertip and hold it up to your lip. When in doubt, it’s better to buy a shade that seems slightly too bright, because you can always blend it or blot […]

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How to Refresh Your Bangs

Bangs can be so conspicuous when they’re misbehaving. To keep yours from hanging limply over your forehead, Michael Dueñas, a New York City hairstylist for the Schwarzkopf Professional brand, recommends putting down the hairbrush.

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Expert Tips for Coloring Your Hair at Home

Today I went to an unusual press event at the Sally Hershberger Salon in downtown Manhattan—unusual in that we spent the whole time talking about home hair color (which salon colorists are usually loathe to recommend because it can cut into their business). Anyway, I picked a few tips about how to apply it better when doing a root touch-up […]

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10 Beauty Products to Fake a Good Night’s Rest from Fox News Magazine

Good thing that there are cosmetics out there that give the illusion of sleeping for eight hours. For me, it’s not the late night holiday parties, but the lack of sleep a third trimester will bring. Our friends at Fox News Magazine have pulled together ten beauty products that can fake a good night’s rest. To see the full list, […]

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The Best Way to Put on Mascara

I often get asked how to avoid a clumpy mascara application. I just saw a new trick (which, after nearly 20 years in the industry is really saying something): Swipe the formula on your arm hairs first! Yes, it is a small mess (though nothing that a makeup wipe can’t fix), but this removes excess makeup from the brush so […]

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